Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 25 January 2038 Monday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2038 | January 2038

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 77% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 77% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 21 January 2038 at 04:00.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠4° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1972"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.2% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1972" and ∠1949".

Wolf Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Snow Moon of February 2038 after 25 days on 19 February 2038 at 16:09.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 470 / 1423

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 470 of Meeus index or 1423 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.67 days

The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 11 minutes. It is 1 hour and 12 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).

Lunation length longer than mean

The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 27 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 36 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠79.2°

At the beginning of the lunation cycle the true anomaly is ∠79.2°. At the beginning of next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠117.1°.

Moon after perigee

1 day after point of perigee on 24 January 2038 at 09:52 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 14 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 9 February 2038 at 10:00 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 363 555 km

The Moon is 363 555 km (225 903 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 14 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 405 275 km (251 826 mi).

Moon after ascending node

5 days after ascending node on 20 January 2038 at 08:06 in ♋ Cancer. The Moon is located north of the ecliptic over the following 7 days, until the lunar orbit crosses from North to South in descending node on 2 February 2038 at 05:08 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Draconic month

5 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is navigating from the beginning to the first part of the cycle.

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Moon after northern standstill

5 days since the previous standstill on 19 January 2038 at 19:02 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠22.188°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next 7 days to face maximum declination of ∠-22.196° at the point of next southern standstill on 1 February 2038 at 15:22 in ♑ Capricorn.

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Syzygy in 9 days

In 9 days on 4 February 2038 at 05:52 in ♒ Aquarius the Moon is going to be in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming the next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

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